I am married for a few years now to an exceptional woman.
When I look back, I remember the times when she felt ill and I am so glad that I could help her back then and that we are so happy together now.
My wife has always been an incredible person, with a kind word for everyone, optimistic, with a great sense of reality. But things changed when, just a couple of weeks after we got married, her father died.
She grieved a lot, but time passed and it seemed that she could not get out of her gloomy state of being. Of course, I got worried and I started to search for an answer.
Before that, I had never known what generalized anxiety disorder symptoms were. I became acquainted with them when I began my research on my wife’s health.
The situation affected her a lot. She had days when even the easiest tasks seemed to provoke her uneasiness and nervousness. It was too hard to her to go through the day and that affected her work and our family life, as well.
I tried to reason with her, to show her that life was not that hard and that there was no reason for not going on. She accepted that what I said was right, but she told me that she could not simply get rid of the worrying, that she constantly thought that something bad was about to happen.
It was so not like her to see the empty part of the glass, that it was heartbreaking to see her tossing and turning all night long without getting any sleep at all.
She sometimes told me that she felt like she had a lump in her throat that did not let her breath and she had episodes of muscles twitching, or she woke up sweating profusely.
The more I read about the symptoms she presented, the more I began to think that they could be generalized anxiety disorder symptoms. After that, I started to convince her that we should see someone that could help her.
It was hard to make her believe that help was needed, for real, as, before that, she was always on her feet and perfectly capable of taking care of herself.
But we went together to a therapist, eventually, and now we have a normal and fulfilled life. The help she got was great and she is now the optimistic and realistic person she has always been.